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states. for instance, its friend egypt used to be able to keep the peace in this region. will egypt's new islamist president do the same? and, of course, the arab spring means the governments are much more answerable to their own people. here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, christiane amanpour reporting. as of tonight, the death toll stands at at least 19 palestinians dead and 3 israelis. >>> just ahead, we're going to change gears to meet the parents and adopted children united in an unlikely place. craigslist. anncr: some politicians seem to think medicare and... social security are just numbers in a budget. well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future... of these programs into a last minute budget deal... we'll all pay the price. aarp is fighting to protect seniors with responsible... solutions that strengthen medicare and... social security for generations to come. we can do better than a last minute deal... that would hurt all of us. i'i invest i
. the post-arab spring middle east. egypt, which used to be the one who would pressure hamas, who would come in and try to demand a cease-fire and try to mediate, now egyptian officials have come to gaza, stood shoulder to shoulder with the hamas prime minister and called this aggression untenable. the president of egypt warned israel, practically threatened israel to stop this aggression, as he called it, or else. hamas also wants to show that this is a new middle east. hamas is part of this muslim brotherhood that is here in this part of the arab world, that it has new friends, it believes, and it is not going to take it lying down. we're waiting to see how this develops. it could escalate the next 24 to 48 hours. that's going to be critical. bill? >> thank you, christiane. it will's turn to the other side, hamas may be considered a terrorist organization by the u.s. and israeli governments, but in gaza, they are the elected leaders, embolden by new allies after the arab spring. and abc's alex marquardt has been reporting amid relentless air strikes there. >> reporter: as of tonight, israe
obama can no longer on former ally egypt. there are a member of the muslim brotherhood. thatl members of a group people in several areas of the city. >> some of the victims landed in hospital and required surgery. the neighborhoods we are talking about, even outside the sea. is some of what happened and reactions to one victim. standing at a bus stop in chinatown. >> i can tell you that the of crimes they committed y sometimes is disturbing in and of itself. >> nine members of the gang were today, ranging in age from 15-22 years old. eight crimes, robbery, destruction of property. began about a year ago. >> is super scary. >> we spoke with a victim. history, awayful from the public. >> the even bragged about their exploits on youtube and other t videos showed up about having to fight one another. attacks on the unsuspecting the chiefhat bother counsel of the most. >> i have been able to see the savage beatings. >> it is terrifying that they people over property. >> the number of crimes is not known yet. >> that is ridiculous. >> more are expected. when asked about how many they will h
by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain, or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said today they are ready to expand their ground operation. we know egypt d turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal, but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren't finished with this operation yet, but certainly here in gaza people are hoping that some sort of cease-fire will come about very soon. >> thanks to alex, and now let's bring in abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour who joins us from jerusalem. christiane, what is the situation there militarily? are there still fears of a ground war? >> reporter: martha, from the military point of view, they want to just get rid of as much of hamas' rocket-launching capability as possible. i just talked to a senior military official here, an israeli official, who said they seemed to be quite pleased with what they've done so far. in about a thousand sorties, they've taken out quite a lot of the rocket-launching capability, so if there is t
its air strikes on gaza while egypt's prime minister visited. we expected a truce of around three hours. but it's very clear, now, that that has not happened. we've heard and felt the thuds of israeli strikes continue on the gaza strip. our gaza producer reported that two palestinians were killinged in the strikes, several were wounded. but the condition for this truce was that palestinian militants would stop firing on to southern israel. and they did not do that. we have seen ourselves, from right near our hotel, they are firing rockets. you hear the loud whoosh, the long vapor trails and the clouds of smoke. any talk of a truce is incorrect. >> what is the feeling you're getting? could israel send in ground troops? >> reporter: well, from the very beginning they talked about enlarging this operation. from the aerial offensive it's been so far, to include a ground invasion of gaza. yesterday, we saw large numbers of troops and tanks moving towards gaza. this morning, we heard that 16,000 reservists have been called up. this is the political season in israel. there's an election
-missile system. three israelis have been killed, around 50 wounded. egypt and turkey are working feverishly to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people. there have been talks but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option incling the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting
city. at least 11 civilians were killed including four children and an 80-year-old woman. egypt is trying to help negotiate a cease-fire between israel and hamas. >> the u.s. airways flight enroute to tennessee had to head back to the airport after just 15 minutes. it was forced to return because the captain reported a fire on board. investigators were unable to find any evidence of a fire. >> we have an alert to tell you about for montgomery county. police are looking for this man 91-year-old johnson. he went looking -- missing earlier today from silver springs. he met been spotted near route 29. they say he suffers from dementia. police are asking anyone who may have seen him to give them a call. the redskins were big winners this afternoon. >> let's get up to speed now. rgiii on fire. >> on fire. it was good. the redskins came into today's game. brandon meriweather returned to the lineup. the men of the day once again is rgiii. after an eagles turnover, griffin might open -- wide open. a seven-nothing skins. fires steep to a wide open. -- deep to a wide-open. third quarter ma
tipping them off they were being pursued. >>> and a tragic accident in egypt has left dozens of children dead. at least 47 children were killed when a train collided with a bus carrying them to kindergarten. it appeared that the crossing was not closed. >>> and new information about the deadly accident involving a freight train and a parade float. the train was traveling below the speed limit. investigators were trying to determine if enough warning had been given to clear the tracks. >>> and finally, history uncovered by hurricane sandy. the storm exposed the remains of a ship wreck on the dunes of new york's fire island on long island. the wreckage is believed to be a four-masted canadian cole schooner called "the bessy white." the storm shifted the dunes more than 70 feet. how about that? >> it shows how powerful that storm really was. >> took an almost direct hit. a lot of damage there. >> ron, thanks. >>> meantime, the search is still on for two oil workers missing after a disastrous explosion and fire that ripped through a gulf oil rig. 11 workers are injured. and abc's john schrif
is looking towards egypt to broker some sort of deal between the militant groups and israel as they have done in the past. so far, no progress has been made on that front. of course, the big question going into an obama second term is whether the palestinian peace process could get back on track. of course, this latest development, this escalation, pushes that hope further down the road. >> all right. certainly, we'll keep an eye on that throughout the morning. alex marquardt, live for us from jerusalem this morning. thanks, alex. >>> and in other news right now. the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre has reportedly injured himself in jail, prompting a judge to postpone his hearing. a course says james holmes was hospitalized after intentionally ramming his head into a wall in his cell. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58. >>> a former city comptroller has pled guilty to embezzling $50 million. rita raided the money into a secret account to pay for her lavish lifestyle. her assets have brought in about $7 million. but that just a drop in the bucket. >> a small d
talks in neighboring egypt help bring an 11th hour truce? on the ground, the casualties are mounting tonight. in ga gaza, women, children among the dead as the israelis were trying to target the home of a key militant. it that were all hit by that missile. meanwhile, in israel, as families rush to shelters, holes where the hamas rockets have landed. and these images tonight. israel blocking some of those incoming rockets aimed for its most populated cities, knocked down from the ski. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink. christiane an may upon and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day in gaza since this escalation began. in one incident, 11 people were killed, almost all of them from a single family. this as palestinian milita
on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, r references to al qaeda were edited out to protect classified source. what rice said on tv was consistent with those edited and declassified talking points. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points that the intelligence committee had all signed off on. that is very, very clear. >> reporter: the white house says that the intelligence community did the editing and a senior u.s. intelligence official tells abc news tonight that there was no political interference whatsoever. but as you can imagine, diane, some republicans on cap titol hl say they are not convinced. >> thank you so much, jon. and as you know, a fewew blocks away at the white house, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that looming fiscal cliff. everyone emerged saying the meeting was, quote, constructive. bipartisan. house minority leader n
of hamas. egypt withdrew its ambassador to israel in protest of the attack last night. the palestinian officials asked the u.n. security council to halt the attacks. >>> oil giant bp is expected to plead guilty today for its role in the massive 2010 oil spill off the gulf coast. according to terms reached with the justice department, bp would admit negligence and other failures leading up to that spill, and would also pay fines probably to the tune of billions of dollars. in exchange though the company would be exempt from future prosecution. a press conference with a.g., eric holder set for new orleans later today reportedly. >>> ticktock, the clock is ticking down to what could be the end of an american institution. >> snack food giant hostess says if striking employees don't return to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern time to day, it will file a motion of bankruptcy court to liquidate the entire company. if that motion is granted the company could shut down as early as tuesday meaning that no more twinkies, no more cupcakes, no more ding-dongs. >>> well the suspect in the colorado movie the
. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will pay a $4.5 billion fine and plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from the explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig in 2010. 11 workers were killed. 172 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the gulf of mexico over 85 days. bp still faces a larger fine for violating the clean water act. >>> we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there and praised new yorkers for their toughness and resilience. >> half of the fatalities in the
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